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At the end of the course students should have basic idea about the properties of enzymes and the relationship between their structure and mechanisms of catalytic action. He should know the most important representatives of individual classes, their use in practice and basic methods for the determination of enzyme activity. It is assumed that they will be able to process data from kinetic studies and interpret the results in relation to the reaction mechanism.
1) First sight into the world of enzymes: structure, specifity, nomenclature.
2) Enzyme activity and their measurement.
3) Isolation of enzymes from the natural sources and expression systems.
4) Enzyme catalysis from the point of view of organic chemistry.
5) Enzyme catalysis from the point of view of physical chemistry.
6) Basic theoretical concepts in enzyme kinetics.
7) Effects of environmental factors (pH, temperature) on enzymes.
8) Reversible and irreversible inhibition of enzymes.
9) Kinetics of multisubstrate enzyme reactions.
10) Cooperativity in enzyme function.
11) Immobilized enzyme systems.
12) Enzymes as tools in bioanalysis.
13) Use of enzymes in technology and medicine. Enzyme engineering.
MACHOLÁN, Lumír. Enzymologie. 2. upr. vyd. Brno: Vydavatelství Masarykovy univerzity, 1994. 152 s. ISBN 80-210-1039-8. info
KUČERA, Igor. Řešené úlohy z enzymologie (Solved problems in enzymology). Brno: Rektorát UJEP, 1987. 121 pp. info
KOTYK, Arnošt and Jaroslav HORÁK. Enzymová kinetika. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1977. 268 s. info
A one semester lecture course, 2 x 45 min per week. The examination is mainly written. It takes 60 min and consists of three parts, one of them being concerned with quantitative aspects. An oral part of the examination then follows.